The ups and downs of LUFC: Bradford, Leicester City and Paynter TSS August 12, 2010 Leeds United 26 Comments Paynter nearly ready for action RESERVES: Leeds 3-1 Bradford The Leeds United reserves recorded a comfortable 3-1 victory over local suburb, Bradford last night with a mysterious trialist getting the first (Nunez?) Aidy White made it 2-0 and Davide Somma added a third before Park Avenue pulled one back at the death with a penalty. League Cup second round draw An unseeded Leeds United drew fellow Championship rivals, Leicester City in the second round of this years League Cup. Leeds United will once again be at home for the tie which will take place on the weekend commencing 23rd of August. Not the most inspiring of draws, but being at home, it’s one we should be able to progress from. Perhaps we’ll set ourselves up for a re-match with Liverpool or Scum? Billy Paynter to return in weeks The mysterious Simon Grayson doesn’t like to give much away when it comes to injuries, but he has assured Leeds United fans that new signing Billy Paynter, will be fit to play in weeks rather than months; “We know what’s wrong with him now. without putting a timescale on it, he should be back sooner rather than later. “It’s not going to be months for him or anything close to that. He’s being judged on a daily basis but he’s got quite a bit of conditioning to do because he’s missed two or three weeks. He’ll need to catch up with the other lads.” The loss of Billy Paynter was a massive blow for the Whites, as he was the only player brought in this summer that resembled anything like a Jermaine Beckford replacement. The former Swindon man was prolific last season, and finished above Becks in the divisions top goalscorer charts.